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Billing webinar: Using Legal Aid Online

Published February 21, 2019

Join us for a free webinar on how to effectively use the Legal Aid Online billing portal to get paid quickly and accurately. As a bonus, participants will earn one professionalism CPD hour. Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LSO ACCREDITED CPD Space is limited. Register today. Secure your spot by emailing with…

Submit your eligible account—get paid sooner

Published February 20, 2019

Starting February 24, 2019, certificate accounts eligible for automatic payment will be paid on the first Wednesday or Friday 14 days after they are submitted—instead of the current 21. We are pleased to announce that about 120,000 accounts per year will benefit from this change, made in response to your ongoing feedback and our latest Lawyer Satisfaction Survey….

Staying connected to Legal Aid Online

Published January 28, 2019

Stay connected to Legal Aid Online by making sure your email address on file is up to date. If you can’t log in to your account, request a new password through the password reset form on the Legal Aid Online sign‑in page. For extra protection, set up a personal security question and answer in the…

The Legal Aid Ontario Client Portal has launched!

Published December 3, 2018

Clients can now quickly and conveniently complete the following essential tasks online, in either French or English. Complete the Consent & Declaration (C&D) agreement. View all communication with LAO in one place. View personal information. Find a lawyer that accepts legal aid certificates. New legal aid recipients will be informed of the client portal when…

Legal Aid Ontario updates process for restraining order certificates

Published November 5, 2018

As of November, LAO will administer a six‑hour restraining order certificate without the client needing to have another contested issue. As part of this administrative change, LAO will identify the appropriate cases to issue these certificates. More information If you have any questions about the certificates for restraining order, please contact the Lawyer Service Centre at 1‑866‑979‑9934.

New process for counsel in-court certificate applications

Published October 9, 2018

Starting October 10, 2018 LAO will allow lawyers to make same‑day legal aid applications for clients who are in custody and in court. To apply, you must be in court and ready to move ahead with a meaningful appearance like a bail hearing or resolution. If your local court already has a similar process, you can…

LAO’s website – we want to hear from you!

Published September 19, 2018

Legal Aid Ontario is building a more user‑friendly public website and we need your help to make sure it serves the needs of private bar lawyers. Giving your input is quick and easy: all that’s required is 30 minutes of your time to complete three online feedback exercises (10 minutes each). You can complete the exercises from…

Guaranteed authorization process for bail review pilot

Published September 17, 2018

Beginning Monday, September 17, for a three‑month trial period, authorizations for bail review applications with a medium or strong chance of success will be guaranteed. How it works You can submit the bail review application via Legal Aid Online. While it may take a few days, authorization is guaranteed when, in counsel’s professional opinion, the review…

Merit consideration guide available for Consent and Capacity Board appeals!

Published September 17, 2018

In November 2017, Legal Aid Ontario’s Mental Health Appeals Program (MHAP) began once again considering merit for Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) appeals. A two stage modified merit assessment test requires area committees to consider reasonable likelihood of success of appeals based on the strength of legal arguments put forward by counsel in opinion letters. Appeals with…

Upcoming purchase order close process

Published May 28, 2018

Occasionally Legal Aid Ontario performs a function called a purchase order close in which completed certificates are archived and unlisted from Legal Aid Online. On May 27, Legal Aid Ontario will initiate a purchase order close for concluded appeals and all cancelled, final billed or terminated certificates that were completed prior to June 1, 2012. Certificates that will…

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